- a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base.
Origin of scotia
1555–65; < Latin < Greek skotía darkness (from its shadow)
Also called trochilus.
Origin of Scotia
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Examples from the Web for scotia
The boys of the 'Scotia' are all coming over to Ellan for the great event.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Just at the edge of the corona a line should be cut in, called the scotia.Ten Books on Architecture
Moreover towards the border of the Crown must be Carved a Scotia.
Ye should bide longer in old Scotia and learn her history and her people.In Unfamiliar England
Thomas Dowler Murphy
Oh, as for the Scotia, I advise you to give her up for the present.In Search of the Castaways
- a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings
C16: via Latin from Greek skotia, from skotos darkness (from the shadow in the cavity)
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